Chair / The January Collective
As a child Deneisha was personally impacted by behavioral health issues – being raised by a parent with an undiagnosed illness. As a result, she has a strong passion for this area as an adult. After discussing the role she wanted to play within the Tulsa community with Wendy Thomas at Leadership Tulsa (LT), she was introduced to Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma (CRSOK). As a member of Leadership TulsaT Class 62 in 2019, she began with CRSOK as a board intern. Deneisha currently serves as the Chair of the Board and Capital Campaign committee chair.
Deneisha was recognized in 2023 by the City of Tulsa and the YWCA as a Pinnacle Award honoree in Health & Wellness for her strong advocacy in the Tulsa community. “There has long since been a negative stigma surrounding mental health in the Black community and more strongly amongst Black women. I want to be part of the solution that normalizes assistance for healthy living and stability.”
A native of Fort Worth, TX Deneisha is a proud graduate of Langston University and has an MBA from Northeastern State University. She has served in a volunteer capacity for the Child Abuse Network (CAN), Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS), and Resonance. She is the founder and CEO of The January Collective, which allows Deneisha to leverage her years of corporate experience in Finance and Project Management along with nonprofit consulting and board leadership into helping nonprofit organizations with fundraising and community engagement.
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Chair/Stanfield & O’Dell
I’ve recently come to a realization about myself that the people I hold with the highest respect are those who inspire me to be a better person. Business success, incredible athletic ability, or a sharp mind are great, but the ability to have compassion for people is the most important quality I see in people.
With that said, the work done at Counseling & Recovery Services had a tremendous appeal to me. I actually had no intention of joining a board at the time, but when I approached Executive Director Bryan Blankenship about volunteer opportunities, a position was open, and I joined in December 2016, and I am thrilled to be a part of the organization and help out in whatever ways I can.
I am an audit supervisor for Stanfield & O’Dell. I’ve been with the firm for six
Along with serving on the Counseling & Recovery Services Board of Directors’ Finance and Community Relations and Resource Development committees, I have also served on the Young Professionals Board for Emergency Infant Services, where we developed a new annual fundraising event and manage the City Wide Baby Shower. This summer, I am also currently planning a new fundraising event involving a 5K run.
I lived in Arkansas from birth until graduating from the University of Arkansas, and I have been in the Tulsa area ever since. I’ve been married seven years. My wife is a yoga instructor and teaches several places around town. I stay involved in fitness through strength training, yoga, and sports when I can.
For the past two years, I’ve been a part of the Hex House cast, where I play a butcher. My wife and I went to an audition almost as a joke, and since then many of the cast members are almost family to us. Taking a job scaring people until well after midnight was not something I expected to do in my 30s, but October has become one of the busiest and most fun months of the year.
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